Best-Reviewed Romance Movies 2014

 

#1

Love Is Strange (2014)
93%

#1
Adjusted Score: 100049%
Critics Consensus: Held aloft by remarkable performances from John Lithgow and Alfred Molina, Love Is Strange serves as a graceful tribute to the beauty of commitment in the face of adversity.
Synopsis: A recently married gay couple (John Lithgow, Alfred Molina) are forced to move into separate households after they lose their... [More]
Directed By: Ira Sachs

#2

The Weekend (2013)
89%

#2
Adjusted Score: 94395%
Critics Consensus: Topped with bittersweet humor but possessing surprisingly thorny depths, Le Week-End offers a sophisticated, well-acted portrait of late-life struggles and long-term marriage.
Synopsis: A British couple return to Paris many years after their honeymoon to rejuvenate their marriage.... [More]
Directed By: Roger Michell

#3
#3
Adjusted Score: 89852%
Critics Consensus: Wise, funny, and heartbreaking without resorting to exploitation, The Fault In Our Stars does right by its bestselling source material.
Synopsis: Hazel Grace Lancaster (Shailene Woodley), a 16-year-old cancer patient, meets and falls in love with Gus Waters (Ansel Elgort), a... [More]
Directed By: Josh Boone

#4
#4
Adjusted Score: 90434%
Critics Consensus: Part biopic, part love story, The Theory of Everything rises on James Marsh's polished direction and the strength of its two leads.
Synopsis: In the 1960s, Cambridge University student and future physicist Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) falls in love with fellow collegian Jane... [More]
Directed By: James Marsh

#5
#5
Adjusted Score: 85465%
Critics Consensus: Thanks to smart direction and a powerhouse performance from Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Beyond the Lights transcends its formulaic storyline to deliver thoroughly entertaining drama.
Synopsis: Though she's been groomed for stardom all her life by an overbearing mother (Minnie Driver), singer Noni (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) is... [More]
Directed By: Gina Prince-Bythewood